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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4344–4346

Two-photon transitions driven by a combination of diode and femtosecond lasers

Marco P. Moreno, Giovana T. Nogueira, Daniel Felinto, and Sandra S. Vianna  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4344-4346 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004344


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Abstract

We report on the combined action of a cw diode laser and a train of ultrashort pulses when each of them drives one step of the 5S-5P-5D two-photon transition in rubidium vapor. The fluorescence from the 6P3/2 state is detected for a fixed repetition rate of the femtosecond laser while the cw-laser frequency is scanned over the rubidium D2 lines. This scheme allows for a velocity selective spectroscopy in a large spectral range including the 5D3/2 and 5D5/2 states. The results are well described in a simplified frequency domain picture, considering the interaction of each velocity group with the cw laser and a single mode of the frequency comb.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: July 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2012
Published: October 15, 2012

Citation
Marco P. Moreno, Giovana T. Nogueira, Daniel Felinto, and Sandra S. Vianna, "Two-photon transitions driven by a combination of diode and femtosecond lasers," Opt. Lett. 37, 4344-4346 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-20-4344


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